PEACE Counsellor (Formally Children Who Witness Abuse)

Location – Prince George

(Permanent Full-Time)

 

Purpose:

The PEACE Counsellor provides group and individual counselling services for Children ages 3- 18 years.  These counselling services are intended to go beyond providing emotional support but do not constitute clinical treatment. The PEACE Counsellor provides emotional and parenting support for parents regarding the impact on their children of witnessing violence.  Provides referrals, support, guidance, and problem solving to families. Ensures the well-being and safety of children in the program and promotes their development.  This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with families working through difficult and high stress situations.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related human/social service field.
  • Two years recent related experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of related community services and resources
  • Excellent knowledge of child/youth trauma, and/or abuse
  • Good understanding of the current Family Law Act
  • Superior ability to interact effectively with and support children who have witnessed abuse
  • Ability to utilize a range of developmentally appropriate, psycho-educational and counselling methods
  • Excellent ability to assess the impact of witnessing abuse on the child
  • Ability to interview clients and assess readiness for individual services or participation in group
  • Develop and deliver age appropriate, psycho-educational sessions/groups for children
  • Conduct individual psycho-educational/ counselling sessions with the child and or individual family members
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Strong communication, data collection, observation and written reporting skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector search
  • Provide support, resources and referrals for parents
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate file notes
  • Seek appropriate and timely managerial and clinical supervision
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License and use of own vehicle for transportation if required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory Criminal Records and Working with Vulnerable Persons Search

Salary Range:

$25.75 – $29.52 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule:

35 hrs per week, 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Anticipated Start Date:

Immediately

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by noon August 24, 2018 to Shannon Smith,

Family Programs Manager

in person or by email: shannon@pgefry.bc.ca.

 

Shannon Smith

Family Programs Manager

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society

1575 – 5th Avenue

Prince George, BC, V2L 3L9

 

This is a Union position.